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Carnivorous Plants: Not dead, just sleeping!

November 26, 2019

Carnivorous Plants: Not dead, just sleeping! Eagle-eyed visitors might have noticed that our tank of carnivorous plants has vanished from our Urban Jungle. Don’t worry – they’re just behind the scenes for their 4 months of winter dormancy. Did you know that many carnivorous plants need a cold winter period to be healthy? This dormancy […]

These Happy Sea Creatures Will Make You Smile

September 9, 2019

All sea creatures are happiest hanging out in their underwater habitats, whether that’s surrounded by coral reef, the ‘rainforest’ of the ocean, or chilling out in the sandy shallows. But the natural world can create some pretty extraordinary moments like a Stingray swimming along with a massive grin.

Bristol Aquarium invites visitors to take stock

January 16, 2019

Our annual stock-take is taking place this weekend (Saturday January 19 to Sunday January 20 2019) with our own version of a ‘fishy census!’ Throughout the weekend, we’re inviting visitors to help spot and record the number of certain species including sharks, rays and seahorses.

Tropical Winter Blooms at Bristol Aquarium

December 18, 2018

If you come in to the Aquarium’s Botanical House, you might be surprised to find lots of plants flowering, despite the chilly temperatures just outside!

New ‘baby’ Octopus goes on display at Bristol Aquarium

October 29, 2018

A new Giant Pacific Octopus has gone on display in Bristol. Aged just over 6 months, the octopus is a young juvenile and will now grow in her new home at Bristol Aquarium.

Going Zero Waste – How to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

October 12, 2018

Social media and the news might be waging war against packaging but it’s hard to believe when you walk down the aisles of a supermarket. Individually packaged snacks, shrink-wrapped fruit and veg: almost everything is snugly tucked into plastic sleeves, trays, and bags.

Wildlife to Spot Near Bristol This Autumn

October 5, 2018

As the trees become awash with colour, the UK’s wildlife comes out to play. Autumn is a time for change for wildlife across the country. For many animals, autumn is a time for preparation for the colder months, and that means there’s plenty to see.

How Bristol Aquarium conserves water and how you can too!

August 24, 2018

We are proud to help raise awareness for WaterAid! If you take clean water for granted, you’re not alone. Many of us take having access to clean water in our homes or work places in the UK for granted.

Bristol Aquarium welcomes new shark arrivals this Easter!

March 22, 2018

There will be some new sharks in the city this Easter as we welcome a brand new shark species and a three week event to bring people closer than ever to these fascinating animals.

Bristol Aquarium ‘over the moon’ with Moon Jellyfish breeding success

March 12, 2018

Bristol Aquarium jelly babies! For the very first time the zoological team here at Bristol Aquarium have successfully bred our Moon Jellyfish (Aurelia aurita). Read our full press release below: The city centre attraction has welcomed 45 new arrivals, born just the size of a pinhead they are extremely fragile and are being cared for […]

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